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05-06-2009, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by beerman View Post

So does it go without being said, or is it just me, that we would be a better team with a Tkachuk on the wing as opposed to Fleischmann?

...In fairness to Fleischmann maybe a more realistic comparison would be a Torres, Umberger, Upshall, etc...
Tkachuk had a $4 mil cap hit this year.
Torres $2.25 mil
Umberger $3.75 mil
Upshall $1.225 mil

Fleischmann $.725 mil

So sure in an uncapped world any of those guys would likely be a better fit given that the Caps already have quite a few high end skill guys. But that isn't the case. For that kind of money Fleischmann is a fantastic secondary scoring option and he is signed for next year at the same amount. So if you want a guy who not only gives secondary scoring but also a grittier game then figure out a way to take that extra money from somewhere else in the lineup and decide whether it is worth it or not, and simply saying deal Nylander or Theodore doesn't count because that is much easier said than done

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